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Discover Georgia: Five Awesome Reasons to Visit this Hidden Gem

Most people confuse Georgia (country), this hidden gem of the Caucasus region of south-eastern Europe and West Asia with Georgia (U.S. state), a state in the southeast United States.

Georgia is part of the Caucasus region, a country found between Europe and Asia. It's known for its captivating landscapes, rich history and vibrant culture. Although Georgia is often overlooked by many travellers, this country has something to offer everyone. Here are five reasons why Georgia should be at the top of your travel list.

Breath-taking natural beauty:

Georgia is a land of remarkable natural beauty, with a diverse landscape that ranges from lush valleys to towering mountains. a few must-see natural wonders include the majestic Caucasus Mountains which offer some of the most spectacular scenery in the region. The iconic Mount Kazbek, rising to over 5,000 meters, is a popular destination for climbers and trekkers. 

Wine tasting:

Georgia is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, with a history of winemaking that dates back over 8,000 years. The picturesque region of Kakheti is the heart of Georgia’s wine country. Visitors can tour vineyards, sample local wines, and learn about traditional Georgian winemaking techniques. The scenic Alazani Valley, with its rolling vineyards and backdrop of the Caucasus Mountains, is a highlight of any trip to Kakheti.


For those seeking sun and relaxation, the Black Sea coast offers beautiful beaches and charming seaside towns. Batumi, Georgia’s second-largest city, is a vibrant coastal resort with a mix of modern architecture and historic charm. Stroll along Batumi Boulevard, relax on the beach, and explore the lush botanical garden.

History and culture:

Georgia's diverse history is reflected in its unique architectural and cultural heritage. Georgia is popular for its three UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the historical monuments of Mtskheta, the ancient capital and religious centre of Georgia; the Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery, renowned for their architectural beauty and historical significance; and the Upper Svaneti region, known for its picturesque villages and medieval towers. Also, the country is home to several ancient cave cities that are fascinating to explore. Uplistsikhe, an ancient rock-hewn town, dates back to the early Iron Age and features a complex network of tunnels, chambers, and passageways. 

City life and cuisine:

Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, is a city where old meets new. Its historic Old Town is a maze of narrow streets, traditional wooden houses with ornate balconies, and ancient churches. Don’t miss the Sulphur Baths, which have been a part of Tbilisi’s culture for centuries. The modern part of the city boasts contemporary architecture, trendy cafes, and a vibrant nightlife scene. Also, the Georgian cuisine is a delightful fusion of flavours influenced by its diverse history and geography. 

Before you set out on your trip to Georgia, here are a few essential tips to ensure you make the most of your visit to this exciting destination.
•    Visa: Citizens of many countries can enter Georgia visa-free for up to one year. Check the specific requirements for your country before travelling.
•    Currency: The local currency is the Georgian Lari (GEL). Credit cards are widely accepted in cities, but it’s a good idea to carry some cash in rural areas.
•    Language: Georgian is the official language, but English is widely spoken in tourist areas.
•    Transport: Public transportation, including buses and minibuses (marshrutkas), is affordable and reliable. Taxis and ride-sharing apps are also available in major cities.

With its stunning landscapes, rich history, and delicious cuisine, Georgia is a place that will capture your heart and leave you longing to go back.

View our Georgia package here.